f|m records (Singapore) & Nephelai (China) co-release: sonicbrat: Quiet Windows Genre: electro-acoustic | ambient | shoegaze Format: MP3 | 320kb
01. sunrise [05'02"] 02. fading in [05'09"] 03. when i used to be [06'07"] 04. paper aeroplanes [06'52"] 05. moth in the lamp [04'04"] 06. in the air i breathe [05'59"] 07. melancholic trees [06'17"] 08. tearing glass [07'51"] 09. a world within [06'19"] 10. passing showers [05'06"] 11. aleatoric lullaby [05'09"] 12. two moons [06'04"]
Total Time: [69'55"]
Message from sonicbrat:
Behind every window, there is a story... some musings, and little secrets. This is mine. "Quiet Windows" draws inspirations from little things in my life. Some good ones, and some depressing. From reminiscing a certain past, to simply looking at condensation on my window panes on a cold day, staring out at the myriads of listless concrete high-rise flats; and behind each of those windows, perhaps another pair of eyes are staring out too.
April 18, 2009 Subject:
QUIET WINDOWS: Various Online Reviews
"... sculpturing the most delightfully demurring frost tipped and Brontean swept folktronics that we’ve rarely had the pleasure of hearing since fortdax’s shy eyed snow trod enchantment ’at bracken’... coaxed with an intimate aura and teased and measured under a classically minded eye these evocative snow tipped slices of caressfully chilled ambience tweak tenderly at the work of Ryuichi Sakamoto, equipped with playful key flurries and engaging a delightfully pacifying tonality they vibrate with a wistful carefree demeanour best experienced for full impact in the stillness of night... We suggest you start your journey with the utterly disarming down tempo charms of ’when I used to be’ a snoozing crystal tipped gem orbiting through the cosmic voids sprinkling handfuls of enchanted dust and lulling all it encounters into states of swoon like awe." Mark Barton, LOSINGTODAY.COM - The Indie Music Magazine, USA
"Through a multicolored kaleidoscope of glittering musical soundscapes, Sonicbrat delivers a harmonic atmosphere which is perfectly suitable for self-meditation. This crossover of dark deep introspection and innocent wispy delight indubitably exhibits a solid sense of unyielding courage as well as elegant indifference when confronting the fickleness of realistic world, which reminds audience that the ultimate serenity is not only in his creative euphony but also in everybody's inner mind.
" KIWI, China
“A really beautiful electronica-ambient that will make your life more pleasant…” yamanotedreams, Belgium
"Andre Tarkovskij made motions come alive in Stalker by visualizing actions with sounds.
This album has the same thematic structure and leaves beautiful marks on your soul…” APPELL, Sweden
"ピアノやグロッケンシュピールなどを中心とした、たおやかな音使いが耳に優しく、非常に心地良いです。かなりオススメの作品。なかでもTr.3「when i used to be」が好みでした。" kaiの判別式, Japan
"如果说从08年的《Of Things Unending》开始，我能清楚的感到Sonicbrat的气场在不断变大、变成熟，那这张《Quiet Windows》则是Sonicbrat一张不拘一格的作品。在这张新作中我有感受到微电子的清凉、民谣元素的淳朴，还有氛围中所体现出的一份轻松感。很明显，音乐人意欲将自己不同的各个方面展现出来，因此我们既可以将他的音乐脉络清晰的领会到，又会情不自禁的迷恋那些听起来也很是楚楚动人的细节。" XY We Dance Together, China
"this release it’s perfect 4 your nighty atmosphere..." DEEPGOA, Switzerland